[nos-bbs] FTP behavior problem

Bob Nielsen nielsen at oz.net
Thu May 17 13:43:59 EDT 2007

Issuing a 'help' command at the ftp prompt will give a list of  
commands which the client recognizes.  I typically use ncftp, which  
has 'lls', equivalent to 'ldir'.

Bob, N7XY

On May 17, 2007, at 9:30 AM, Glenn Thomas wrote:

> Hi George
> At 07:09 AM 5/17/2007, you wrote:
>> Interesting Glen.
>> On Wed, 2007-05-16 at 20:26 -0700, Glenn Thomas wrote:
>> > FWIW, I just tried "ldir" on winXP client/Fedora4 host. The command
>> > is apparently not known in that configuration...
>> Three details:
>>   1) confirm that your client FTP is not jnos but is microsoft?
> Yes. I didn't bother to check the RFC to see if the command was  
> part of standard ftp, I just looked at a "reference" version to see  
> if the command was there.
>>   2) does your client "help" document for FTP include "ldir"?
> No. FWIW I checked my local Fedora4 ftp and it's help also does not  
> list "ldir"
>>   3) what other command lists the local working directory content?
> I don't believe there is one. "lcd" is there to change the local  
> directory, but AFAIK I'm locally blind. FWIW, my JNOS 11.1c help  
> does list "ldir", though I didn't try it...
>> >
>> I interpret your response to confirm that FTP of microsoft works  
>> OK with
>> FTP of (jnos on?) FC-4, but has a slightly different vocabulary...
> For me, I was wondering if "ldir" is a standard ftp command rather  
> than a JNOS extension. As far as I've looked, it appears to be a  
> JNOS extension. Seems like it ought to be standard ftp, but  
> apparently it is not.
>> 73
>> de [George (Skip) VerDuin] K8RRA k
> 73 de Glenn WB6W
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